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romney sits down with the president since the election, actually since the debates. does this do either of them any good? rick santorum is outfront. and julian assange is outfront to answer critics and our questions tonight. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett, outfront tonight, an early christmas miracle. or at least the glimmer of one today. barack obama bringing glad tidings of great joy to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> my hope is to get this done before christmas. i will go anywhere and do anything it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> and john boehner, not to be outdone, put a little early present under the tree too. >> i'm optimistic that we can continue to work together to avert this crisis and sooner rather than later. >> these are pretty glum faces to deliver those presents. no smile from either one of them. but investors didn't care, they're excited about the present, the dow gained more than a full percent throughout the day. will we have a true christmas miracle? courtesy of those two. oh, let's hope that
the romney tattoo will soon fade into nothing but a cheeky memory, eric's place on the "ridiculist," that i promise you, is permanent. that does it for us. see you again one hour from now. erin burnett's "outfront" starts now. >>> 28 days away, what does it take for a deal? and the use of chemical weapons will bring an immediate reaction from the community. our panel, we'll ask them if the united states will go to war. and a new movie about osama bin laden sparks oscar buzz and outrate. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, let there be light. finally, some bulbs turned on in washington this evening. well, on the congressional christmas tree, that is. pretty beautiful. lights, love, camaraderie, song. but while our lawmakers took some time to celebrate together, they still weren't showing any spark when it came to negotiating a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, which is the christmas present the country needs. today we heard president obama's response to the proposal that house speaker john boehner put on the table yesterday. >> the speaker's p
to reduce the deficit, 63% said no. 86% of the ads run for obama were personal attacks on romney. he won a stunning mandate to not be romney. he did not run on the basis he was going to do massive new spending and the kind of tax increases, $1.6 trillion that he's now talking about. and at the same time that obama was elected president, the republican house, which had twice voted for a real budget -- remember, the president's budget he claims he has a mandate for was put up before the house and the democrats all voted against it. in the senate, the democrats didn't want to have anything to do with it. it's a little hard to argue, he had a mandate for something the rest of his party ran away from. >> well -- >> did not run ads on those issues. >> and, of course, it was a bit more complicated than that. but to your point about the exit polls, it's true, most people said that they didn't want tax increases to solve the deficit. what they said -- the majority, was they wanted both balanced. they wanted cuts and tax increases. which is what both john boehner and the president -- in very strid
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with stories we care about, where we focus on our own reporting from the front lines. mitt romney has a new job. the former presidential candidate will join the board of directors at marriott international. this isn't truly a new job, it's actually his third stint serving on the board. job doesn't pay as much as bain capital, but not shabby. directors receive a base pay of $16,000. in 2011, $110,000 in marriott stock and $1,300 for every meeting they attend. we have somewhat new photo of george zimmerman, the man charged with the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. this photo was taken after the shooting while he was sitting in a police car. you can see his face bloodied, nose swollen. we showed you this several months ago, but back then, it was a black and white copy. the family wants to see the x-rays of his nose. which he claims trayvon martin broke the night of the shooting. >>> the head of u.s. africa command says al qaeda is al qaeda's best financed affiliate. they're one of the major groups that have taken over northern mali. today, general hamm says they have a lot of money, a
things for people over 55. and the fact that even paul ryan and mitt romney ran away from entitlement cuts in paul ryan's budget in the last election i think is a sign of where the american public is. they do want the rich to pay their fair share in taxes, but they really don't like a lot of the entitlement cuts. >> that's a fair point. that's a fair point. >> the entitlements affect everybody, to some extent. >> look. in response to what you were just saying about the fact these savings don't really kick in for ten years. that say legitimate point. look what we did in 1982. tip o'neil sat down with the most conservative president and one of the most liberal speakers of the house. when they reached that deal, today, we are reaping huge savings from that, so those savings ten years, 20 years, 30 years from now, those are going to be enormous. the problem is we keep punting every time we come to this and the most important factor in the budget is the fact that we got 80 million baby boomers that will be retiring in the next 20 years. >> as we found out, new immigrants aren't having as m
they actually dig into the middle class? >> that's right. and what the romney campaign tried to do with a similar style proposal. and in fact the democratic group third way said if they got a $35,000 cap and excluded charitable deductions, they might be able to reach that $800 billion target. that is however not lowering rates. keeping them where they are today. so some folks have crunched these numbers, but it's tough to reach that and as you said, this is not dealing with the white house saying we want to raise those rates. >> they say nonstarter. which means it's really not meeting in the middle. look at the other parts of this proposal. $600 billion in health saving, which would include changes to medicare. not specifically laid out. 300 billion and other mandatory savings. 300 billion in further discretionary savings. what exactly are we talking about there? >> we have these bumper sticker top lines, when aids are pressed they say, we can increase the medicare eligibility age which the white house has backed from 65 to 67. perhaps means testing in some of those mandatory cuts.
to mitt romney or republicans because those three points said we don't know republicans. we don't have relationships with with them. so, we'll just stay home. i submit to you they probably stayed home. they didn't vote for republicans. >> so, but how do you get african-americans, a group that is traditionally identified as democratic. 73% of asian voters and the stereotype is different for african-american or hispanic voters. they're all voting democratic. what is is it about the republican party that could possibly win these people over? >> well, the fact is and i've said this publicly before. i don't allow the republican party to lead me on issues that i thought were important to the black community and that's not to say they agree with me on everything, but when i was in college, i wanted colleges and universities to have a seat at the republican table. so i had conferences for them. i wanted black small business owners. latino. to have access and relationships to the democratic of department. federal agencies to understanding the contracting process. i think there are things you ca
. but this also shows how far the gop has fallen. since mitt romney's big loss last month the gop is in trouble. like the jets. infighting and losses is a problem. while the republicans haven't quite experienced their own
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